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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Straw Poll: Friday 21 October 2011
Precinct Caucuses: Saturday 4 February 2012
County Conventions: Saturday 10 March - Saturday 31 March 2012 (tentative)
State Convention: Saturday 5 May - Sunday 6 May 2012
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Voter Participation: Party members
28 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 3 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein, were updated on 20 December 2011.
Nevada may begin their delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions on Wednesday 1 February 2012. [The Rules of the Republican Party - Rule 15(b)(1)].
6 February 2012: Nevada GOP Press Release: NVGOP Caucus Results Certified. Note: The certified vote mentioned in this article does not include the "NO VOTE" appearing in the twitter feed.
Here are some articles detailing the reasons for the reporting delays...
Results from the Nevada GOP caucus webpage
Friday 21 October 2011 Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. 550 votes were cast. Cain: 31%, Romney: 29%, Gingrich: 20%, Paul: 10%, Perry: 4%, Bachmann: 1%, Santorum: 1%, Huntsman: 0.3%, Johnson: 0%.
Only registered Republicans in Nevada are already eligible to participate in the caucuses.
Saturday 4 February 2012: Republican Party Precinct Caucuses meet. Each Precinct Caucus casts votes for Presidential candidates and chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Conventions. There are 1,835 caucuses (the party published the 1,835 number before the caucuses but the certifed vote showed 1,800 caucuses). Most caucuses run from noon to 3p PST but at least one caucus in Clark County (home to possibly half of all Republicans expected to participate) will begin at 7p PST. The party plans to announce the first set of results at 5p and the second set at 10p. (0600 GMT).
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
Saturday 10 March - Saturday 31 March 2012 (tentative): Republican Party County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Republican Convention. Final dates to be determined.
10 March 2012: Clark County
1 April 2012 from BLOG4President.us: Ron Paul Wins Delegates in Nevada GOP County Conventions
Saturday 5 May - Sunday 6 May 2012: The Nevada State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention meets as a whole to choose all 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. Note: The bindings were recalculated to exclude those candidates who suspended their campaigns.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Nevada's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position bound to their preferred presidential candidate.
Nevada's delegates are bound for the 1st ballot at the National Convention.
6 May 2012 from Las Vegas Review-Journal: Paul takes 22 Nevada GOP delegates; Romney gets three.
6 May 2012 from Las Vegas Sun: Ron Paul supporters capture majority of Nevada’s national delegates. Delegates to national GOP convention must vote in first round according to caucus results but are free to vote for others if there is a second round. Paul's supporters won 22 of the 25 national delegate ... 3 automatic delegates are expected to support Romney ... Romney will have 6 supporters....
15 December 2010: The Nevada Republican Executive Committee voted to hold the state's 2012 Presidential Caucuses on 18 February 2012. The contest will be proportional and the delegates will be bound.
In July 2011, the Nevada Republican Executive Board voted to hold their Presidential Primary "the Saturday after New Hampshire".
On 1 October 2011, the Nevada Republican Party Executive Board voted to hold Nevada's 2012 Presidential Caucuses sometime in January 2012. Reference: Las Vegas Review Journal.
On 4 October 2011, Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian indicates the party would hold its caucus before 21 January 2012. Reference: Las Vegas Review Journal.
On 5 October 2011, the Nevada Republican Party announced they will hold their 2012 Presidential Caucuses on 14 January 2012.
Las Vegas – Nevada's First in the West Presidential Caucus has officially been moved to January 14th, 2012, Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian announced today.
"I'm extremely pleased to finally have a firm date for a caucus that will greatly improve Nevada's standing and relevance in terms of national politics," Tarkanian said. "By establishing this date, we maintain Nevada's standing as one of the first four 'carve-out' states and as the very first in the west."
The date of Nevada's caucus was thrown into turmoil when Florida, in violation of agreed-upon rules, moved its primary to January, causing the four carve-out early states, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada to scramble to find new dates to maintain the agreed-upon order."
"This is absolutely in the best interest of our state," Tarkanian said. "We are in the process of creating a caucus that will energize Republicans throughout Nevada and the west, and allow us to play a major role in deciding who will carry the fight to unseat Barack Obama and his destructive policies."
On 22 October 2012, Nevada Republican Party moved the date of their Precinct Caucuses from 14 January to 4 February 2012 and the Nevada Democratic Party moved the date of their Precinct Caucuses from 14 to 21 January. Reference FoxNews article here.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Clark County Election Department|
|• Nevada Secretary of State|
|• Nevada Secretary of State - Silver State Election|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
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|• Nevada Legislature|
|• Nevada Senate|
|• Nevada Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• KNPR - Nevada Public Radio - Las Vegas|
|• KOLO-TV - ABC - Reno|
|• KRNV-TV - NBC - Reno|
|• KRXI-TV 11 (FOX - Reno)|
|• KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas|
|• KTVN TV - CBS - Reno|
|• Las Vegas Sun|
|• Muth's Truths - Las Vegas|
|• Politics1.com - Nevada|
|• Reno Gazette-Journal|
|• The Nevada Independent - Las Vegas|
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